Texas woman faces child abandonment after dropping toddler off at wrong home

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The woman, who had been taking care of the boy, walked up to the home, knocked, and left the child there alone.

Lt. Scott Spencer said during a press conference Thursday that the father of the child was located and said he received a text from the child's mother saying that a friend would drop the little boy off at his house on Wednesday afternoon.

Spencer says the boy's father, Willie Simmons, lives next door.

On Thursday, a man in the neighborhood was shown the video and said he was the boy's father.


Police are hunting a woman who led a two-year-old boy to the front door of a stranger's home before pressing the bell and running away. Once on the porch, she rings the doorbell, knocks on the door and then runs back to a waiting vehicle leaving child and two bags she was carrying behind.

The sheriff's office said the mother has been identified, as well as the woman in the video. The entire incident took 23 seconds.

Authorities are weighing child abandonment charges. Suspect also has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can be seen in the video. That's when the dad recognized the boy as his own son, Spencer said.

Thankfully, the child is uninjured and appears to be in good health. When she ended up in the hospital, she asked a friend to do it.


A woman called 911 and said she found a boy on her stoop after hearing a knock at her door at 8:20 p.m., according to local law enforcement. Now that the child has been returned to his family, the weird reason why he was left has finally been revealed.

The incident happened in Spring, a suburb of Houston, Texas.

The woman in the video said that it was a mistake, Fox reported. Child Protective Services took custody of the child and brought him to a foster family. She faces a child abandonment charge, which is a third-degree felony.


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